Full scientific name:
Polyommatus dorylas (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
More common on hills and mountains in the coastal area. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
In males, the upper side of both wings is blue and brown with orange spots in females. In submarginal zone of the underside there is a series of orange spots. Each spot looks like a triangle with the apex facing the postdiscal zone. On the underside of the hindwing, the orange spots are bordered with black dots on the margin side only. In postdiscal zone, the series of black spots is more prominent on the forewings. The cell spot is missing.
Imago feeds with nectar of various flowers. Often rests on the ground.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Families Fabaceae and Lamiaceae.
Flower meadows along the rocky terrain. Elevations: 500-1500m.